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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images

U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued an order yesterday that approved a $10 million agreement between Paul Manafort's lawyers and special counsel Robert Mueller, which would end his current house arrest, Politico reports.

Manafort has been hoping to relocate to his property in South Florida. He is currently facing several charges, including money laundering and failing to register as a foreign lobbyist; he has no set court date, but Jackson suggested it could be announced at the next hearing in mid January.

The specifics on his bail agreement:

  • Before he leaves Virginia, his wife Kathleen must prove that she has securities in a bank account she alone controls that are worth $5 million, and his daughter Andrea Manafort Shand has to do the same in proving $2 million.
  • At his Florida home, which is 15 miles from Mar-a-Lago, Manafort will have a curfew from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., and will be electronically monitored through GPS.
  • Domestic travel other than Florida and Washington will require court approval with a one-week notice, and he won't be able to leave the country. Kathleen Manafort also must give up her passports.

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State Secretary Antony Blinken on Friday designated former Ukrainian public official Ihor Kolomoyskyy as an individual involved "in significant corruption."

Why it matters: The designation prohibits Kolomoysky and his immediate family from traveling to the U.S. and signals that the Biden administration will help Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in his fight against oligarchs and entrenched corruption. U.S. authorities view Kolomoyskyy as among the most powerful of the oligarchs.

U.S. economy added 379,000 jobs in February

Data: FRED; Chart: Axios Visuals

The economy added 379,000 jobs in February, while the unemployment rate dropped from 6.3% to 6.2%, the Labor Department said on Friday.

Why it matters: The first Biden-era jobs report shows hiring surged as coronavirus cases eased — though a full recovery remains far off. Economists expected the economy to add roughly 182,000 jobs last month, after adding a paltry 49,000 in January.

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Workers are getting a really bad deal

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This week's spate of data highlighted the difficulties Americans who have lost their jobs have had bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic, and just how much those who have managed to keep their jobs have been working.

What's happening: The Labor Department reported Thursday that the productivity of American workers fell by a revised 4.2% annual rate in the fourth quarter, the largest decline in 39 years.